Mumsnet Swears By

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Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around. So we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest spring boots, the skincare that delivers astounding bang for buck, the cunning discoveries that the rest of the world is yet to cotton on to.

From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don’t ask), here's where to find the things everyone's buying this week. It's updated every seven days, so come back often and sign up to our weekly Swears By email. You need never be the last to know again.

Swears By is always based on Mnetters recommendations, if you are after the products we've tested and loved then check out our Reviews section.

29 March

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumising Gel, £17.43

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Volumising Gel, £17.43

A tinted gel to tame those eyebrows for natural-looking fullness and shape

Literally just managed to get my hands on it. It makes all the diff to my brows and even my DH notices when I've used it.SadieContrary

I bought my daughter some, and the results are great. I sneak it sometimes when she’s at school.Hellsbellscockleshells

For sparse brows I use benefit gimme brow. It adds fibres that look like extra brows.Pleasebeafleabite

Buy now from John Lewis

Next Hardware Sandals, £58

Next Hardware Sandals, £58

With a 5cm heel height, this sandal is perfect for the high-heel-averse

I've just bought these for a wedding. I have a weak ankle and can't wear heels but they are really stable and comfortable.CaseStudyResearch

Buy now from Next

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £19.54

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £19.54

A tried and tested bottle of moisturising magic, said to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks​

I really like the Trilogy rosehip oil (nicer than the ordinary). I sometimes use it instead of a moisturiser or pat a few drops over the top of my moisturiser. Some people add drops into moisturiser and mix, I believe.DollyPartonsBeard

The quality is terrific and it's great for the transitional seasons.dinasourandtea

Buy now from John Lewis

Hush Frayed Star Jeans, £79

Hush Frayed Star Jeans, £79

A relaxed slim fit dotted with stars to add a little extra to your slouchy every day look

I absolutely love them. I'm almost too scared to keep wearing them unless I wear them out! I very rarely find something that I want to wear over and over again but I love these.Ellapaella

Buy now from Hush

Kärcher Window Vac​ cleaner, £59.90 (was £79.99)

Kärcher Window Vac​ cleaner, £59.90 (was £79.99)

We all know it's not a fun task, but this window cleaner makes it that little bit easier

One of the best products I've ever had. I use it for windows, glass, mirrors, tiles. Takes seconds.Cellardoor23

Buy now from Amazon

Simplehuman 20cm sensor mirror, £149.99

Simplehuman 20cm sensor mirror, £149.99

A light-up mirror which mimics natural daylight to help you achieve that flawless coverage

They're not cheap, but I got a SimpleHuman mirror for christmas and it's bloody ace.LtheWife

I have this one and I would recommend. It was a Christmas gift from a few years ago and is the best makeup mirror I've had.EraArils

Another vote for SimpleHuman.Mumsnut

Buy now on Amazon

22 March

Nanoblur 30ml Instant Skin Finisher Cream, £13.33 (was £19.00)

Nanoblur 30ml Instant Skin Finisher Cream, £13.33 (was £19.00)

Smooth on to give your skin an airbrushed look

“They were right. I’m blown away after the first use, my forehead wrinkles are hardly noticeable! Bonus, it’s a third off as well!” Fullfatlatte

“I may start stockpiling in case they ever discontinue. Best thing I've found for my forehead wrinkles.” Delatron

Buy now from Amazon

The M&S Everywear Trouser, from £29.50

The M&S Everywear Trouser, from £29.50

A slim-legged smart trouser made from comfy stretch fabric

“I got two pairs of the Everywear trousers in plum and black. I really like them, they're very flattering.” Jojoanna

Buy now from M&S

Miss Selfridge Navy Ponte Jacket, £30

Miss Selfridge Navy Ponte Jacket, £30

An ideal ruched-sleeve option to be dressed up or down

“I've been looking for a 'casual' blazer for a while and finally picked this one up from Miss Selfridge this week. Decent price, considering it's properly lined, and DD16 approves, so it must be ok.” RaptorInaPorkPieHat

Buy now from Miss Selfridge

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, £4.83

Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, £4.83

Use every day for a deep clean without drying out your skin

“It's so cheap and my skin is the best it's been in years. Slap it on (including over eyes/lashes), brush my teeth, wash it off, then moisturise. My skin is very happy.” EyeDrops

Buy now from Amazon

Boden Jordana Jersey Dress, £80

Boden Jordana Jersey Dress, £80

This tiered, soft jersey midi-dress is flattering and will take you through to summer

“I bought this – lovely in real life. I'm curvier than these models and it does a lovely job of skimming rather than clinging.” wittygritty

Buy now from Boden

Oliver Bonas Cross-Body Bag, £39.50

A teal green cross-body bag with four compartments

“I have a teal bag from Oliver Bonas and it's fabulous, ticks all your boxes.” AFingerofFudge

Buy now from Oliver Bonas

15 March

Hush Embroidered Heart Sweat Top, £59

Hush Embroidered Heart Sweat Top, £59

Made from 100% cotton and with pretty embroidery – perfect for spring

“I love the embroidered heart sweater and have been pretty much living in it the last couple of weeks. It's warm enough for the cold weather but light enough for warmer days/evenings too. It also looks great with the Hush ruched skirt.” Ellapaella

Buy now from Hush

Birger et Mikkelsen Gweneth Bag, £37.90

Birger et Mikkelsen Gweneth Bag, £37.90

As featured in Vogue – a chic, roomy travel bag

“I've got this bag in pale grey, and also a burgundy quilted one. Reasonable price and great quality. It's a really good size and easy to carry. I use it as my carry-on now, as it's easy to put under your seat if the overhead lockers are full. It's really hard-wearing.” Mercurial123

Buy now from Amazon

George Metallic Accent Joggers, £10

George Metallic Accent Joggers, £10

Soft fleece-lined jogging bottoms

“I spent ages looking for some joggers in the autumn, and ended up with three pairs of these. For the price they are great.” TrickyTreeLou

Buy now from Asda

Batiste Blow Dry Accelerator, £4.49

Batiste Blow Dry Accelerator, £4.49

A heat-defence spray that speeds up your blow dry

“I have long thick hair and it has halved my blow-dry time – amazing! It's also made my hair a lot smoother and softer.” ScaryMary81

Buy now from Boots

Jigsaw Modal Lace Vest, from £23

Jigsaw Modal Lace Vest, from £23

An elegant lace trim cami available in 11 colours – layer it up or wear it solo

“These are utterly brilliant. I’m not really a fan of the rest of the clothes from Jigsaw, but the camis are so good I go there just for them.” TroubledLichen

“They're very, very lightweight. I have several and find them excellent for layering.” peonylover22

Buy now from Jigsaw

8 March

Epistick Facial Hair Remover, £0.75

Epistick Facial Hair Remover, £0.75

Not exactly glamorous, but a handy facial hair removal device

“Very quick and easy, especially for the jaw line. Love mine!” GreatSporendo

“I use one of those bendy things and tweezers – I would look like a male hipster if I didn't. Bendy springy thing is the best invention EVER!” MayhapsIAm

“Definitely get one of those twisty wire coil thingamajigs. Mine has changed my (bristly face haired) life.” LadyMonicaBaddingham

Buy now from Amazon

M&S Pleated Check A-Line Midi Skirt, £35

M&S Pleated Check A-Line Midi Skirt, £35

A flattering midi skirt – perfect for spring

“I'm in love! It’s fitted at the top; also, it's difficult to explain, but it has flared sides which means it's lovely and swishy and takes it out of the “1980s geography teacher” look. It goes nicely with a jumper and ankle boots for work." CointreauVersial

Buy now from M&S

e.l.f Daily Face Cleanser, £5

e.l.f Daily Face Cleanser, £5

A bargain cleanser that rivals expensive alternatives

“My (surprising) favourite is the e.l.f Daily Face Cleanser. It is so cheap and extremely natural. I use it in the morning and Liz Earle balm at night. Best combination I've found! (And I have tried so many….)” JollyGiraffe

Buy now from Elf Cosmetics

SILKE Hair Wrap, £45

SILKE Hair Wrap, £45

Made from 100% silk, this hair wrap prevents hair breakage and keeps tangles at bay

“I’ve had one for a while – although it seems expensive, it is amazing for my hair. I think if you wear it all the time it really improves the condition.” Mamamia999

I use one from SILKE London, it's fab and really came into its own when cosleeping. I also have silk pillowcase -, it really does improve the texture of your hair." Silkpyjamasallday

Buy now from Cult Beauty

Matalan Soft Touch Hoodie, £12

Matalan Soft Touch Hoodie, £12

A super soft hoodie – perfect for weekend lounging

“It's a lovely fit, soft and cheap enough that I bought another one for a friend who complimented it.” janizary

Buy now from Matalan

Dune Palton Buckle Block Heel Boot, £74 (were £90)

Dune Palton Buckle Block Heel Boot, £74 (were £90)

Sturdy suede ankle boots that will see you through to the (hopefully) warmer weather

“They're so comfy and they make me feel lovely when I walk.” TuftedLadyGrotto

Buy now from Dune

1 March

Uniqlo Heattech Scoop Neck T-Shirt, £12.90

Uniqlo Heattech Scoop Neck T-Shirt, £12.90

A lightweight thermal tee, perfect for layering

“Well I live in Uniqlo ultra warm heat tech tops this time of year. Only need one under a jumper and I'm toasty warm. I have five of them so enough for the whole week or more.” overmydeadbody

“They are thin enough to not add bulk under whatever you are wearing and really are warm.” Kitsharrington

Buy now from Uniqlo

Topshop Joni Jeans, £36

Topshop Joni Jeans, £36

Comfy skinny jeans that come in multiple colours

“Topshop Joni's are the best. So comfy and you also get control versions.” ginandnappies

“Topshop Joni or Jamie. Game changers.” scampiesandchips

Buy now from Topshop

Joules Mid-Height Printed Wellies, £27.95 (were £44.95)

Joules Mid-Height Printed Wellies, £27.95 (were £44.95)

Patterned wellies that will see you through snow and spring showers

“Joules 3/4 length. They fit below the biggest part of your calf and really pretty” IJustLostIt

“I also have a 3/4 length pair also from Joules which I’ve had almost 3 years, both pairs have done me good and my calves are huge” Sammilouwho

Buy now from Joules

USDA Beeswax lip balm, £9.95 (pack of six)

USDA Beeswax lip balm, £9.95 (pack of six)

Organic Beeswax lipbalm in six different flavours

“I have these from Amazon and they work miracles overnight!” PasDeDeux

Buy now from Amazon

Hush Love Stack Sweat Top, £49

Hush Love Stack Sweat Top, £49

The shiny slogan sweatshirt of your dreams

“I have fallen in love with the love sweat now, having tried it on – this is exactly the sort of fit I love, just the right sort of loose. However, at a 14, I ordered an XL so it's nice and oversized. It's a keeper.” TheFormidableMrsC

Buy now from Hush

If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for February 2018.

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